A New York 14-day notice to quit for non-payment of rent is a document used by landlords to inform tenants who have not paid rent that they have 14 days to pay or vacate the property. In cases of non-compliance, it can lead to legal eviction actions. If rent is five days overdue, landlords are also required to send a written notice about the delay. Though not always legally mandatory to be in writing, unless stated in the rental agreement, such written notices are advisable for legal protection.
In New York, three accepted methods for proper notice delivery are:
- Personal Delivery: Notice is personally delivered to the tenant, not by the landlord or owner.
- Substituted Service: If the tenant is unavailable, notice is given to a resident or worker on the property, followed by mailing two copies to the tenant.
- Conspicuous Service: After two failed delivery attempts in a day, the notice is taped to the tenant’s door, with two copies mailed the next weekday.